Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Crisp
Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Crisp is a homey style dessert. Apples bring back nostalgic memories.
Make this dessert when you need gluten free comfort food. Be sure to use gluten free oatmeal. And of course, our Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.
Best of all, be prepared for your kitchen to be filled with the aroma of cinnamon.
Apple Oatmeal Crisp
- 8 Granny Smith apples peeled and cut into medium chunks
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
- 3 tablespoons orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 1/2 cups Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend
- 1 cup large oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Place apples and pears in an 8 by 12- inch rectangular baking dish.
- Sprinkle with granulated sugar, cinnamon and cardamon.
- Add orange zest and orange juice. Mix with a spoon to combine.
- In a large bowl, add flour, oats, brown sugar, and butter.
- Mix with an electric mixer until butter is still visible, but in small pieces.
- Cover fruit with oatmeal mix, evenly.
- Bake for about 40-50 minutes or until golden brown.
What is the difference between a crisp and a crumble?
A crisp includes oatmeal and like its name bakes up crisp. A crumble does not include oats and has a more cakey topping that does not crisp up.
Can I use a different kind of apple in this recipe for Apple Oatmeal Cinnamon Crisp?
Yes! Try a Honey Crisp or a Golden Delicious. Or combine either with Granny Smith. You can even use a trio of all three!
Can I miss the apples with another kind of fruit?
Yes, you can! Try replacing half the apples with pears.
Or make with all apples, or half apples and half pears, and add 1/2 cup of dried raisins, cranberries, or cherries. Be sure to soak the dried fruit in 1/2 cups of warm water, for at least 30 minutes first. This way the fruit will absorb water. This plumps up the fruit, so it doesn’t absorb liquid from the dessert, as it is baking. When ready to use, simply add to the apple or apple/pear mix.
How can I make this recipe dairy free?
Try Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks. Instead of dairy it contains a blend of non-hydrogenated palm fruit, canola and olive oils. This also makes the recipe vegan!
How are gluten free oats produced?
According to the The Canadian Celiac Association website, producers use a guideline called Purity Protocol. This is used to prevent contamination of wheat and other gluten containing grains.
One example of this includes farmers eliminating these grains from their crops, for between 2-4 years. Then, the land is dedicated to the growing of oats. Others may be using separate equipment for seeding, harvesting, storage, transportation and milling.
Shop for gluten free Canadian oats. The Canadian Celiac Association supports Health Canada’s decision to allow gluten free claims for specially produced gluten free oats.
For perfect gluten free baking try our Peetz S.M.A.R.T Blend.
You may also enjoy this recipe for Lemon Olive Oil Cake.